Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Raffle Time

It's time for the annual spring Fundraiser Raffle.  We have a lot of great things planned for next year, but none of it is possible without your financial support.

You can win one of over $2,000 in prizes:

iPad Mini
Dyson Hand Vac
Side Arm Paddleboard Lessons
Surf City Pier Season Pass
Auto Detailing at Stevenson Acura
Tree Stand
Music Loft Gift Card
Golf and Cart for 4
Beach Bowl for 6 (x2)
4 Rounds at Ten Pin Alley (x5)
Ice House Skating for 4
Shuckers Gift Card
3 Fishing Rods
Max's Pizza
Walgreens Gift Bag
Second Wind Fitness Membership
O'Leary's Car Service
Poplar Grove Gift Basket
...and more!

The drawing will be held May 29th at 5:30PM in the EV Shop.

You can purchase tickets from any EV Student.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Earth Day Celebration - EV Style

We are here live at the Wilmington Earth Day Celebration at Hugh McRae Park until 6PM.  Come out and visit us - the festival is free and there is a free shuttle from the Cinema 6 on Oleander Dr.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Display at Burgaw Elementary; Raffle Coming Soon!

Yesterday we displayed the MR2 at Burgaw Elementary School's Reading Celebration.  The students, parents and teachers enjoyed learning about our program; most had never seen an electric car before.

Also, we will be holding our annual spring fundraising raffle next month and are actively seeking donations to be raffled off.  If you can help, email topsailev "at" gmail.com.

The kids loved the car!

David shows off the battery packs in the frunk.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Topsail EV on TV

Jayne Dees from WWAY TV 3 visited the EV Garage today to report on our program and our trip to the EV Challenge.  Several students and Mr. Jeffcoat spent their lunch hour showing her around the shop and sharing the experience and excitement of the program.  To watch the video, click here.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

10 Time Champions!

We competed in the EV Challenge this weekend (April 12-14), winning First Place Overall for the 10th consecutive year. The car finished first place overall, and the truck won second place overall.  Also, Steve Garrett was named the new Executive Director of the EV Challenge.

Detailed Results are as follows:
1st Place Overall, 1991 Toyota MR2
2nd Place Overall, 2001 Ford Ranger
1st Place, Modifided Class
1st Place, Truck Class
1st Place, School Initiative
1st Place, Troubleshooting
1st Place, Jeopardy, Truck Team
2nd Place, Jeopardy, Car Team
1st Place, Oral Presentation, Car team
2nd Place, Oral Presentation, Truck Team
1st Place, Vehicle Design, Modified Class
2nd Place, Vehicle Design, Truck Class
1st Place, Autocross, Truck Class
2nd Place, Autocross, Modified Class
1st Place, Range, Modified Class
1st Place, Range, Truck Class
2nd Place, Acceleration, Truck Class
3rd Place, Acceleration, Modified Class

A VERY special thanks to Ron Latronico and Kenny Sessions for towing our vehicles to the event!
That's a BIG trophy!